How I got here and what I've done
When I was in Year 1, I talked too much. So what did my teachers do? Put me in drama classes of course!
Now, many years later and I couldn't imagine doing anything different.
Always having shown an aptitude for the arts, I was accepted to the National Youth Circus Company; the Flying Fruit Fly Circus at the age of 10. Training in the full-time program allowed me to explore my creativity, academics, and athletics, pushing me to excel in every aspect I could manage. Towards the end of my time in the circus, I developed an interest in the operations behind the scenes. I was able to explore this interest with the support and encouragement of the staff and trainers.
Finding I loved Stage Management I decided to pursue it in my tertiary education, applying for and being accepted into the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA)'s Bachelor of Fine Arts (Technical Theatre and Stage Management). While at NIDA I had the opportunity to broaden my skills and work on a range of styles. From Classical texts, Immersive theatre, and Musicals to Magic and Special effects I truly have done it all!
Beyond my work in Stage Management, NIDA gave me the opportunity to explore my skills as a Sound Designer. Primarily focusing on sound design for plays I was able to expand my interests in atmos and how the sounds and noises that surround us help to deliver information and influences our perception of time and location. While discovering the art of creating atmos I was also able to begin learning music composition for theatre. So far I have worked on a range of dramatic works including on ‘And Tell Sad Stories of the Deaths of Queens’ by Tennessee Williams, ‘Closer’ by Patrick Marber, and ‘The Forced Marriage’ By Moliere.
Since Finishing my Education I have had the pleasure to work in both Stage Management and Sound design, broadening my practices back into the world of Circus as well as expanding into Dance and Opera. I am looking forward to what I might do next and am excited to broaden my skill further my learning from those around me.